Bridge Crossing Commemoration and Jubilee March 3 -7


Thousands of people annually cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge as part of the annual Jubilee in Selma.

The Bridge Crossing Jubilee annual commemoration of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery March is the largest annual event in America that commemorates the struggle and successes of the Civil Rights Movement.
Held in historic Selma, Ala., March 3-7th at and near the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the 5 day event attracts over 25,000 people, which has included President Clinton, President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rep. John Lewis, the King family, Rev. Al Sharpton, Harry Belafonte, Dick Gregory, Vivica Fox, Young Joc, Outkast, Master P, Ambassadors, and countless living legends and foot soldiers.
The weekend includes a golf tournament, the Freedom Flame Awards Banquet, a Unity Breakfast, and an all day music festival on Water Avenue on March 5th. The March Re-enactment and 37 other events, consisting of many free events such as the Intergenerational Youth Summit, a Parade, a film festival, the Mock Trial, the Women’s Hall of Fame, a Health Fair and A Public Conversation, will be held on March 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2011.
Confirmed presenters include Congressman James Clyburn, Dick Gregory, Tom Burrell, author of Brainwashed: Dispelling the Myth of Black Inferiority, Mary Liuzzo Lilleboe, daughter of Viola Liuzzo and Bernard Lafayette, movie star Rockmond Dunbar and Public Enemy Professor Griff.
The following acts will perform at the festival: Hip Hop Stage, Rich Kids, V.I.C. (Wobble Dance Line Song); Blues Stage, Lenny Williams, Big Robb, Gospel Stage, Paul Porter, Keith “Wonder Boy” Johnson, the Freedom Singers, and many more.
Come meet and hear the stories of the people who paved the way from the Bridge to the White House. All roads lead to Selma on March 3-7th where history can be down right fun and inspiring.
Sponsors are Wallace Community College, the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute, the City of Selma, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, The Bridge Crossing Jubilee, Inc., and American Airlines,
For a complete schedule go to http://www.selmajubilee.com and for more information please contact The Jubilee Office at 334-526-2626 or The National Voting Rights Museum & Institute, 334-418-0800.

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